Thursday, May 2, 2013
More Tips. . .
Right now I am topping off my sugar syrup every 5 days and doing a complete hive check every 10-12 days. I will check for eggs, larva and get rid of any queen cells as long as I have strong evidence my queen is healthy and doing her job properly. When I perform my hive check, I never take frames out of the middle of the hive! I always start removing frames from one side and continue checking both sides of the frames (one at a time) being careful to smash as little bees as possible. All of my movements are slow and methodical. Because of the cold I don't spend a lot of time holding any one frame out of the hive for very long. Be sure and read the last update posted earlier tonight!